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Communications: COM 221: Writing Across the Media

An introductory guide for communication and media studies, journalism and cinema.

Fact Checking Websites

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It is quite likely that your film was reviewed when it was first released in the movie theaters. To locate reviews that may have appeared in newspapers and magazines, try using one of the library database.

In all EBSCO databases (Academic Search Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, and Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text) you can search for the title of your movie as general keyword and then select the document type limit Film Review.



Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text gives also access to Variety Movie Reviews. You can access the source by searching it among the Publications.




Nexis Uni can help you locate film reviews published in major world newspapers. You can select the News tab from the main dropdown menu, narrow down by Reviews as article, and then enter your search terms (i.e. the title of the movie that you want to review).


Other Film Reviews

You can explore the Internet to find other film reviews. Some suggestions are available here:

Book Reviews

Organization/Company Profiles

For public companies, you can use the business databases to get details about what the company does.

You can also check the following websites:




Tracking a Scholar's Career 

COM 221 Research for interviewing session

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